Domitille Baizeau > LALIVE > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

LALIVE
35 RUE DE LA MAIRIE
PO BOX 6569
1211 GENEVA 6
Switzerland
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Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Arbitration, Public International Law

Position

Partner

Career

Domitille Baizeau joined LALIVE in 2004 and has been practising dispute resolution for 25 years, exclusively in international arbitration (commercial and investment) since 2001. She has acted in more than 85 international disputes, as counsel and arbitrator (including presiding arbitrator), in administered arbitrations (including ICC, LCIA, SCC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SIAC, FAI, CEPANI, WIPO) and ad hoc proceedings, governed by various procedural and substantive laws, both common law and civil law, including English, Swiss, French, American, and by international law.

Her areas of specialization include joint venture, M&A, shareholders, sales, distribution and investment disputes in the energy (oil & gas, solar), mining, telecommunications, commodity trading, infrastructure projects and pharmaceutical sectors.

Domitille Baizeau is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC (re-appointed in 2021), the Council and Proceedings Committee of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Governing Board and Governance Committee of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Arbitration Centre (formerly SCAI). Until 2019, she was: Vice-President of the Arbitration Court of SCAI (Swiss Rules), member of the Board of ASA, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and officer of the European Users’ Council of the LCIA. She is also a member of the IBA (Arbitration Committee) and an Associate Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law. She is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC New Zealand Arbitration Committee, the ICC French National Committee and the ICDR. She regularly speaks at conferences and publishes in international arbitration and is a past member of the Editorial Boards of the ASA Bulletin and the ICC Bulletin.

Domitille Baizeau has been ranked for several years by Chambers (Global-wide, Europe-wide and Switzerland) for International Arbitration, as counsel and arbitrator and by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration. In 2018, she received the GAR ART award of the Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator.

Before joining LALIVE, Domitille Baizeau practiced in litigation and arbitration in New Zealand with a leading business law firm and in France with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris. She graduated from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1995 (LL.B. First Class Honours) and also holds a Diploma in French law from the Université Paris II Assas-Panthéon.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE is well known for its strengths in domestic and international dispute resolution and arbitration. The key practitioners Matthias Scherer, Alexander Troller, Sandrine Giroud, Domitille Baizeau, Marc Henzelin, Veijo Heiskanen and Michael Schneider all have specific areas of expertise, including commercial contracts, financial matters, fraud, asset recovery, joint ventures, M&A transactions, economic criminal law and construction matters.